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>> stephen: tonight, there's a war on men! it's like the war on women, but the soldiers are paid 25% less. (laughter) then will the senate put an end to the filibuster? i'll tell you in a segment that never ends. (laughter) and my guest, frank oz has a new director's cut of "little shop of horrors." it's got 20 bonus minutes of rick moranis nude scenes. g.m. and apple are teaming up to bring siri to cars. or as siri understood it, eminem and snap rl teaming up to bring cherrys to mars. (laughter) this is "the colbert report." ( theme song playing ) ( cheers and applause ) (cheers and applause) >> stephen: welcome to the "report" everybody, good to have you with us. thank you so much. (audience chanting "stephen") thank you so much, please sit down! let's get to our top story tonight. television host stephen colbert has announced his resignation from "the colbert report" effective immediately. (laughter) because, folks, i am stinking filthy rich! (laughter) jimmy, tell them why! >> power bavl sales are skyrocketing, upping both the jackpot and the odds that somebody will actually win the b
between house speaker boehner and president obama. with stephen moore of the "wall street journal" and later the author of "columbine" and what we have learned from that tragedy and how it applies to the shooting in connecticut. >> i called on congress today to act immediately on what is appropriate to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> the headline in this morning's baltimore sun reflects those across the country. from the tribune's washington magazine, it's said when he weight in friday he delivered a lashing speech that included violent movies and video games as he said his plan would train those to guard our schools. in this edition of today's program, we're going to begin the first 45 minutes of the program to talk about the nra's response to the shootings. they broke their silence yesterday with executive director and vice president wayne. we'll talk more about what he had to say. but we want to get you involved in the conversation
:15 p.m., singer and song writer, james taylor. host: stephen dinan is politics editor with the washington times and he is here to talk to us about the fiscal cliff. what's next? so let's get to it. on friday you had the lead story with the headline boehner's plan fails to win over g.o.p. the collapse is a serious blow to house speaker john boehner who hoped to gain leverage in his discussion with president obama and signals conservative republicans are unwilling to stomach any rise in tax rates even on those making more than $1 million which was mr. boehner's plan. so walk us through what happened on friday. how did we get there? and it seems like the speaker of the house didn't see this coming, and a lot of folks in washington want to know why not? guest: we begin the week with the speaker of the house saying negotiations between he and president obama had stalled. they were stuck on their -- i guess i would say maybe not their final offers but current offers. boehner said he would raise taxes on those making a million a year or more and get all told $1 trillion in ta
it is on the way. there it is. "the a-team" taking up that and more. john fund, judith miller, stephen hayes, joins us stephen hayes, joins us next. you know how painful hetburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. lou: aot to talk about with "the a-team." "the american spectator" senior editor, john fund joins us. pulitizer prize winning junenalists fox news contributor, judith miller. stephen hayes, "weekly standard", fox news contributor. thanks for being here. let's begin with john kerry. are you excited about the presumptive secretary of state? >> i think he was made for this job. if you can't be president i think john kerry wanted
. that is the problem. >> laura: you can respond to stephen. true that john boehner didn't help with the plan bfiasco. stephen is right, isn't he not about harry reid, the idea that he is leading is farcicle. >> they did pass legislation to ensure that taxes wouldn't go up on anybody making $250,000. the senate actually passed legislation. >> laura: there were no spending cuts in that, though. >> the budget control act had $1.5 trillion in spending cuts already approved. so say that the senate hasn't approved spending cuts in the last congress is not true. the problem is this and i feel bad for john boehner if you were obama you don't know who to negotiate with. even with john boehner were to come to obama with a deal, john boehner is being held host and by members of his own caucus who won't let him do that. boehner can work with democrats to get it passnd and throw some of his support with the democrats to get it passed but the problem for john boehner is he has an election coming up for his own leadership position on january 3 and he is afraid to do that. >> laura: again, and i understand why juli
to mulholland in the pits of the cme and stephen sacks telling us the best place to put our money along with john buckingham who tells us why he is not worried about the fiscal cliff, or i coined this one, cliffmaca. i am not getting a courtesy laugh from to mulholland. tell me what the pits were like, david has mentioned last night neil cavuto was right here, saying there is not going to be a vote because there's so much infighting with republicans, futures were plummeting. this could have been a much uglier day but what happened? >> it was the global trading overnight and opened up. the volume was fairly light but the news was a shock so we got a steep drop. barista lot error of optimism as we get something done but based on the view, a lot of traders are taking this optimism as a sign that should necessitate caution. instead, just because this mandate of the election was really for a compromise, for obama to move to the middle, both sides move to the middle and very far apart. dave: we also have the debt ceiling negotiation coming up. after what we saw with plan b i don't know of neg
of spending restraight. >> i want to bring stephen moore back into the conversation. a lot of people don't like grover norquist you've defended him. you come from the same place in a lot of things. here's where i take issue. he said increasing taxes avoids the conversation on having the spending discussion. i said i don't think that's causal. i think we can agree we're not having a robust-enough conversation on how to deal with spending in this country and how to make government more efficient. is it a fact by raising taxes we're just not going to have that discussion? >> yeah, i believe so. i believe every time you raise taxes it reduces the pressure to cut spending and i agree with grover on that i want to take issue on one thing you said to grover that i think is a little unfair. the vote we had last week, the job boehner plan b, which actually there was no vote -- >> you know, you've been saying, these guys are just following the instructions of grover nor quest. look, i actually think republicans made a mistake personally in not approving plan b. but you know, the people voted again
. there it is. "the a-team" taking up that and more. john fund, judith miller, stephen hayes, joins us stephen hayes, joins us next. this family used capital one venture miles to come home for the holidays. that's double miles you can actually use... sadly, their brother's white christmas just got "blacked out." [ brother ] but it's the family party! really jingles your bells, doesn't it? my gift to you! the capital one venture card! for any flight, any time! that's double miles you can actually use! how illuminating. what's in your wallet? let me guess, am on the naughty list again? ho ho ho! lou: a loto talk about with "the a-team." "the american spectator" senior editor, john fund joins us. pulitizer prize winning junenalists fox news contributor, judith miller. sthen hayes, "weekly standa", fox news contributor. thanks for being here. let's begin with john kerry. are you excited about the presumptive secretary of state? >> i think he was made for this jb. if you can't beresident i think john kerry wanted to be secretary of state. he wanted it before hillary clinton got the job. he has been
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. there it is. "the a-team" taking up that and more. john fund, judith miller, stephen hayes, joins us next. lou: a lot to talk about with "the a-team." "the american spectator" senior editor, john fund joins us. pulitizer prize winning junenalists fox news contributor, judith miller. stephen hayes, "weekly standard", fox news contributor. thanks for being here. let's begin with john kerry. are you excited about the presumive secretary of state? >> i think he was made for this job. if you can't be president i think john kerry wanted to be secretary of state. he wanted it before hillary clinton got the job. he has been running around the globe trying to be a pseudo secretary of state. now he has got the job. i think he is fine choice considering this ministration is the most centralized administration when it comes to making decisions on foreign policy. the president makes them at the wite house. so he can travel and have a good time. lou: it was a little strange today. kerry didn't say anything while he was in the white house. it is only two faces and voices you're supposed to see when you go to
headlines making news, south carolinians want stephen colbert as their next senator. new public policy poll finds that 20% of palmetto state voters want the comedy central star to take the seat being vacated by jim demint ahead of the 15% that warrant congressman tim scott in there. governor nikki haley will appoint someone to fill the term that expires in two years. >> all right. i don't think it will be stephen colbert. >> it won't be stephen colbert sadly. >> unfortunately. in hollywood, charlie sheen wants a little appreciation from lindsay lohan. sheen gave her an unspecified amount of money to help with her financial troubles. he spoke with et and it was about $100,000. he has gotten not so much as a thank you from her. even a text message saying thank you. >> or a hug. something. buy him a margarita. i guess you don't buy charlie sheen a margarita. >> that's the last thing you do. >> the american film institute released its top ten films of the year yesterday. on the list, the dark knight rises, argo, zero dark
dramatically. >>> elsewhere, you have heard stephen colbert's name mentioned, we think in jest, as the next senator from south carolina. well, his potential colleague, john mccain, was asked what he would teach colbert if he landed a job. mccain jokingly answered, "how to shut up." ouch! what? >>> so, if ashley judd decides to run for senate in kentucky, she'll be off to a strong start. a new poll by the democratic-leaning public policy polling shows the actress trailing current occupant mitch mcconnell by just four points, 47% to 43%. >>> and finally, scientists at harvard and yale have named a recently discovered prehistoric lizard after president obama. here's the name -- obamadon graculus. it's latin and based on the grin and slender demeanor. that's the dish of "scrambled politics." >>> now for a check of national weather, dylan dreyer is checking the weather channel forecast. good morning. >> good morning. >> i don't know a lizard is something i'd like to be named after. i don't know anything, but a lizard not so much. >> don't really see the resemblance, but hey -- >> it's fine. >> i
-you. >> chanting for more years. >> christopher stephens and other embassy staff are dead. >> we will bring those to justice that committed these murders. >> all of the impact of hurricane sandy. >> sandy has carved a path along the eastern seaboard. we cannot secure the cream until the wind dies down. maybe. >> tandem. >> honey boubou. >> the shuttle endeavor will sit down the streets. pam let us take a look at the man, general david petraeus. >> and despair in syria, and this has gone on for over 20 months. >> the red line and warnings. >> the projection is that barack obama will be reelected president >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children dead, there are six adults also dead. >> so, our heart goes out to the victims' families. as it says in scripture. to bind up their wounds. (music) (music) >> developing news out of oakland there are two teenagers. a 15 year-old girl is dead and a 14 year- old boy is hurt. spirits. >> of he is believed to be carrying a handgun and they are just leaving the scene. this line creek crossing apartment complex. lyon way is where the shoo
in two years. well, last night, south carolina native stephen colbert said he had an idea who should fill the seat, and it wasn't tim scott. >> who will she pick? let's see, you want somebody young, somebody conservative, somebody from south carolina, maybe somebody who had a super pac. wait a second. [ cheers and applause ] watch where you point that thing, it's powerful! okay. >>> new jersey governor chris christie visited the white house yesterday, making his case to president obama to get more federal aid for victims of hurricane sandy. president obama's expected to ask congress for an additional $50 billion to help states hit by the october storm, but christie says sandy will cost new jersey alone up to $37 billion. new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg also made similar trips to d.c. recently to push for more federal support. >>> after a delay noted by none other than "the new york times's" maureen dowd, secretary of state hillary clinton is coming to the defense of u.n. ambassador susan rice, calling her a stalwart colleague. rice is seen as a top
. nikki haley gets to pick a replacement. comedy central's stephen colbert hinted at another unlikely candidate. >> but who will she pick? let's see. want somebody young, somebody conservative, somebody from south carolina, maybe somebody who had a super pac. wait a second. [ applause ] watch where you point that thing. it's powerful. okay. >> that wandering f infinger. colbert took himself out of the running with her when he could not name the state drink which is milk. thomas roberts will be back on monday at 11:00 eastern time. "now" with alex wagner. my favorite was the stash. he looks five years younger. >> he does. i'm uncomfortable seeing david axelrod without the mustache. it's wrong but so right he raised so much money. >> he did a great job. >> we have a big show today. the unemployment rate may have ticked down last month, but will it prevent the country from falling off the fiscal cliff? new reports say president obama and john boehner are going mono mono with negotiations. ayman jabbers will join us with a live report. a tea party king maker and now jim demint says he can
-- stephen colbert called on republican viewers to support haley. among the findings that kolber attended a state trade conference as a representative of iran. that he didn't know the state amphibian was the spottal sal man manneder and he changed the pronunciation of his last name to appeal to republican elites. >>> jim demint saying he believes nicky haley will announce his replacement today. >>> our series of interviews with retired senators roll on. my conversation with jeff binghamton about why he wants to change the senate's rules and his own changing views on issues like same-sex marriage. you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh
to get a reality check from stephen moore, a member of the wall street editorial board and author of "who's the fairest of them all?" . stephen, we have spent six month talking about this can't happen we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we've got to meet this deadline and now they are saying, it's not that bad. which is it? >> look, i don't think it's the end of the world and i think it would get resolved in the weeks ahead but it's a black eye for our whole political system. think about this. here we are two or three days away from the start of the year without any american business or investor or workerer knowing what the payroll tax is going to be, income tax is going to be, i mean, this just isn't a very good way to run a country and it's almost like banana republic politics. >> my dad used to say, no way to run a railroad. let's talk about a couple of things. this whole idea that tax rates on everyone will go up. does the irs, does the treasury department have the ability to sort of say, look, here's some guidance. keep withholding where it is? >> the irs is in turmoil right now. they
into the last shopping weekend before christmas, and stephen bebis is the ceo of brookstone and joins us now on how the holiday season has been shaping up. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> before we get into the holiday season, i need to admit something. i am the guy who sits in those chairs in the airport, you know how you have them in your -- in your store? >> yeah. >> and the massage chairs. and i wonder, do you sell those chairs? i know they're for sale. but how many of those chairs do you sell in a given year? >> we actually sell thousands of those chairs. it's one of our strongest items in our stores. our sales are up over 20% in shares this year alone. >> but you were mad when it just stopped and you were like, this is a mis -- i thought there was more. >> no. i get mad when the brookstone guy comes over and says you've been sitting in that chair for probably too long. and i haven't bought anything yet. >> well, we like you trying the chairs. we like to demonstrate those chairs. because once you sit in a brookstone chair, you're going to want one. they're fantastic. >> for not
and parent of two children, stephen brock. get ankery look at our coming story. a special correspondent profiles an indian politician who is both loved and loathed. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. >> ifill: and to a different kind of honor roll tonight, of those killed in newtown, connecticut, on friday morning. as we've reported, there were 20 first-graders and six women in the school, plus the mother of the shooter, who lost their lives. here, in silence, are the names of the 27 victims. 25 photographs were available. first, the children in alphabetical order. >> ifill: and that's the newshour for tonight. on tuesday, we'll update the connecticut story, and talk with west virginia senator joe manchin. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online, and again here tomorrow evening. thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> macarthur foundation. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation fo
is with bell point alternatives and on the fundamental side of the story stephen weiss is with short hills capital. good to see you. jeff, make the case. you're looking at the charts. how do you like ups versus fedex? >> maria, i think you have to look at the longer-term chart, and if you look at the ten-year period, the true leader is federal express. it's up 76% versus the 24% that ups is. that's where you find the leaders. now let's take a closer look and look at the micro view of this chart, and we go to the year to date chart, and if you see a year to date, trading within a range, between 84 and 94, and what's going tonight difference. what's going tonight difference to push this to go higher, the catalyst, right. we wanted to see it go above $94 a share and the catalyst is going tonight international markets. we've seen some clarity over there, and you've seen a really -- fedex's international numbers have to increase, and that's the catalyst right there. >> jeff, they are both international. it depends on where you want to play. i like ups better because it's got a 3% yield versus a
to go along, because-- as americas cup ceo stephen barclay said-- the rewards in jobs and money would be substantial. the america's cup coming to a city is all about the economics. and san francisco did its own numbers, and they said that its going to bring $1.4 billion worth of economic benefit here and 9,000 jobs. >> reporter: but a disappointed san francisco mayor ed lee announced that the agreement and the promise of many of those jobs was going by the boards, after cup organizers decided that developing the pier would cost too much. still, the city and oracle went ahead with race plans. others were relieved; they saw the arrangement with ellison as a giveaway of city property. and still others feared environmental consequences of too many visitors and non- recreational uses of waterfront land. then there was the matter of boats: originally, organizers thought up to 15 72-foot boats could compete. but they cost millions, and in the midst of a worldwide recession, only four of them, plus elison's, decided to take part. nobody is suggesting the race will be a bust, but the prospects
, morgan lander and stephen nicholas is with us, ed moy and rick lake was with us earlier. chad morgan lander, what do you do? investors are watching all of this, they want some direction and they want to get ready for 2030 and the nonsense continues in washington. >> well, the market is going to get sloppy over the next two weeks until they get a resolution, and you should fully expect that they will get a resolution, and it will be just a short-term resolution. once you get, that the market will then snap back, so we're expecting between a 5% and 7% correction within the market until that time comes, but do you want to layer in risk. you want to be buying good quality companies at this point in time as the market comes into, because that market will snap back, and you will see a modicum of economic growth going further out into the spring. >> and i can see that apple is one of the ones that you like there in terms of snapping up beaten down stocks. you see 20% upside. ed, i want to get to you because i was reading through your bio and you worked at the white house for almost six year
-- vietnam war. >> stephanie: speaking of john mccain he -- he was asked what he would teach stephen colbert if the comedian became the next senator from south carolina. he said how to shut up. >> huh? >> really? does he know how? >> mccain knows how to shut up? those who can't do, teach. >> stephanie: sexy liberal tour comedians rule the world. he's ahead. stephen colbert is ahead. he leads the list of potential candidates to replace jim demint in a new public policy polling. >> one thing i learned about working with john mccain when i worked in arizona, do not get between him and a television camera. >> stephanie: jim and i made that mistake once at the last inauguration. >> you will die! >> stephanie: we were trying to get out of his way. he was storming toward imus or something. >> he and lindsey graham are jockeying to be the biggest gadflies. ron paul was taking a powder to get out of the camera way in the house or whatever so these two guys are the two senators. >> stephanie: he's the senator from t
about poor people. you rarely get a chance to understand their desperation. this from stephen, he should focus on things that can realistically be done to get off food stamps. show that it's not beneath someone to work at mcdonald's or macy's to get back on their feet. from sara, it's not about telling us something, it's about continually raising awareness. from leslie, he may be doing it for the right reason, but i know elderly people that live like this for years. i don't see what one week will prove. now, six months, that's a different story. keep the conversation going. facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll be right back. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. bp has paid ove
in massachusetts. he ran against scott brown and loss. congressman stephen lynch. name out of contention is ted kennedy, jr. he will not seek the seat. he was speculated to seek the seat of his late father. the decision to buck the dying inouye. senator daniel in a the swearing-in took place yesterday with joe biden. brian schatz becomes the senior senator with the new congress being formed on january the third. on the independent line -- jack on the independent line. caller: good morning. i bet a co-worker that we are going over the fiscal cliff. it is more of a slope than a cliff. it would be a year of complete in activity before we would see the real bite of everything, all of the doom that is being forecasted. i am reminded of erskine bowles and alan simpson. about three weeks ago or four weeks ago, they met with the president and members of congress and discuss their feelings afterwards with the press. erskine bowles said he felt there was a third of a chance that there would be a deal and a third of a chance no deal and a third there would be no deal until after we went past the january 1
that a check and go was not adhering to the california interest rates limits. and stephen porter and with out of state banks to partner and get around those. we are going to work with people throughout the state to make sure that we get folks restitution that they deserve. >> reporter: the city has now reached a settlement with check n go. without admitting any wrongdoing check-n-go has agreed to refund up to 4.3 million dollars to californians who were overcharged when taking out online 4-month installment loans between november 2006 and june 2008. now grant here's the hitch. people only have 90 days to apply for this refund. and that 90 days begins tomorrow. >> grant: how much money can people expect to get back. >> depending on how much interest you were charged it could be anywhere from 20-dollars to 46-hundred dollars. now to find out if you qualify you can go to the website caloanrefund.org >> grant: dan kerman, thank you very much. for the first time in days, caltrans has lifted chain restrictions for drivers along interstate 80 and highway 50 through the sierra, near lake tahoe. this
it. if he hopeful we will get a last minute deal? stephen moore. look, you are here earlier this month and said we will be back here talking with you. >> here we are. ashley: we are getting inklings of some sort of deal being put together. >> i heard for the first time what you just heard. the framework of that deal -- i think that was something that probably could make it through the senate and the house. nancy pelosi will have to deliver anywhere from 50-100 votes from her democratic office. but, of course, let's not forget that gets us around the immediate problem of what they are calling the fiscal cliff. this is just act one. then we deal with the dead ceiling. this was just the idea of an opening bid, if you will. i think it will be good news for the market if a deal like this were enacted. shibani: you are talking about the markets. i want to ask you about their role in getting to this point. we have seen steep declines. multi- hundred point the kleins in some instances, we have not been met in this case. is this part of the reason we are in this position? >> well, yo
of his neighbor. >>> he once ran for president of the united states of south carolina. now stephen colbert for senate? someone has already created a twitter account and scooped up the colbert for senate website. he actually can't run. >> and she would be insane to appoint him. right? >> i think he really lives in new jersey. >> well there's that. >> thank you. >>> 25 days until we fall off of the fiscal cliff. a new glimmer of hope that maybe a deal is in the works. president obama and speaker john boehner are meeting one-on-one trying to hash out a fiscal cliff deal before the end of the year. clearly that's the deadline. no other leaders in the room though. just the two of them. there are sources that confirm that staff members on both sides resumed talking on thursday as well. will those talks go anywhere? mr. baer is a managing director of the harbor group and he's with us this morning. thank you for being with with us. >> good morning. >> i'm trying to decide if this meeting is a good idea for a bad idea. on the good side f you move all the noise and the debate and the extra p
bit on that subject from the new york times. that is from the new york times today. stephen from indiana is next on our independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. i will tell you, these breaks did not help when they started in. 2000 or in. how come is a point to hurt so bad when they removed them? we are talking $10 or $20 a week. everybody acts like it's thousands of dollars. so much money can help everybody out. itlet it expire. we have debts from the two wars and that's why we are in debt. that's my opinion. thank you. on twitter -- on wall street journal article. you can read more that in today's wall street journal. i want to bring in jim from franklin, tennessee, on the republican line. caller: thank you. i appreciate your taking my call today. i have been listening very closely to c-span for a long time. i particularly listen to what the democrats are saying, because i am always trying to figure out what they want. i boiled it down to four things. they want to tax more, spend more, increased the national debt, and blame everything on republicans. that is really
and the negotiations over america's financial future, is stephen ohlemacher, joining us from the associated press, where he is a reporter. thank you for being here. guest: thank you. host: how many people in america receive social security? guest: a little bit more than 56 million people get social security. the average benefit is a little over $1,200 a month. so maybe it is like $13,000, $14,000 a year. host: we're talking about retirees but also the disabled. guest: yes, fairly wide group of people get social security benefits, retired workers, spouses, children, disabled workers, widows, widowers. it is a fairly big social safety net of people who get social security benefits. host: as you mentioned about 56 million the retirees received a $1,2 a month. there is also the s.s.i. about $500 a month. how does social security get financed? guest: it has been a self funded program. it is funded by payroll taxes. there's a 12.4% tax on wages up to about $110,000. you make more than that then any money you make over that is not taxed for social security. it is divided equally between your employer an
. >>> a large crowd cheers the first couple to get married under maine's new same-sex marriage law. stephen bridges and michael snell of port land tied the knot just after midnight this morning. >> it's very surreal still. we didn't expect all the cameras and everything tonight. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. after nine years, it's all good. >> yeah. >> voters in maine and maryland approved same-sex marriage in november. >>> don wright is not going to let a little thing like cancer keep from his goal running a marathon in every state. he's well on which is way to achieving that goal. he's an unusual patient in another way experimenting with a new approach to his disease. here's dr. sanjay gupta with today's "human factor." >> don's career spanned engineering, being a company vice president and the law. and at age 62, he discovered a new passion. marathons. eight years ago, just days after running his first 26-mile race though, he got some devastating news. >> i had gone to the doctor a couple of times for pain in my back. it was multiple myeloma.
the weekend. this is in stephens pass, washington. san francisco is still working out flight delays caused by wind-driven rain. you can see what it did to northern california as heavy surf pounded the shoreline. we'll bring in alexadrra steele. even a tornado threat you're talking about. that's rare. what are we watching? >> it is rare, suzanne. i want to show you this map. it's rare to have an isolated tornd or two, but a severe weather outbreak is the xpt for her tomorrow is more rare. here's a look. tomorrow, christmas morning, i'm going to delineate the time so you can see who will see what and when. from houston to new orleans, tomorrow morning your severe weather outbreak threat. winds 60 to 80 miles per hour, and very serious tornados and large, damaging hale. it moving in the afternoon and picks up into western florida. from the afternoon into the evening, atlanta to birmingham. both the severe side tomorrow and a snowy side tomorrow, which is rare as well. in florida and georgia the last time we had christmas day tornadoes was in 2006, and there were six. before that in 1969, and
and whether or not the current four years is even enough to begin with. joining me, dr. stephen garner of new york methodist hospital. dr. garner, great to see you. >> great to see you, jamie. jamie: let's talk about the mistakes that are made, how troubling is the trend? >> it is nothing new and if you look at it the trend is decreasing but no mistake is acceptable when you're dealing with surgery and people's lives but there are basic things people can do and surgeons and patients to avoid the mistakes. for example, getting right leg operated on the doctor should take magic marker put a note on the right leg, this is the leg to be operated on. very basic stuff, you never make a mistake. what happens the doctor makes wrong side surgery because the patient is flipped on back or stomach the right and left are reversed. doctor, patient should make sure this is the right patient operated on. i'm mrs. jones, am i correct patient you're talking about? again communication. a lot of times doctors are rushing and don't take time to do it. sponges and equipment left behind in patients belly. measure n
democrats and republicans come together to send it across to the white house. >> stephen dennis, thank you so much for your time. >> absolutely. >> here are president obama's remarks from the white house earlier today. afterwards, we will hear from senators reid and mcconnell from the senate floor. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> good afternoon, everybody. for the past couple of months, i have been working with leaders of both parties to try to forge an agreement that would grow our economy and shrink the deficit, a balanced plan that would cut spending in a responsible way but also ask wealthy americans to pay more and protect our middle-class and everyone striving to get into the middle class. i want to get this done. it is the right thing to do for our families, businesses, and our economy, but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. we are at the point where in four days every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every americans' paychecks will get considerably smaller. that wou
schwarzkop died at the age of 78. supreme court justice stephen briar talks about the united states constitution and the history of the rule of law. this interview was part of a discussion on china opposed the legal system hosted by the brookings institution. china's >> ok. concepts. for 20 years i have been advising -- roughly half of that on financial economic matters. the other half a variety of topics. about 10 years ago, we started talking about role of law. i said to him at the time, what strikes me about this topic was that other than the occasion i can think of, other than when paul worked at the state department and bill clinton was president, this topic in my view has never gotten the attention it deserves. it has been treated too much as a technical topic. not as a fundamental topic about the relations of the states. in my experience, i always say the chinese leadership, the most distinctive characteristic is they are systematically opened. that is to say the modus operandi is on a particular topic, let's look for the best ideas throughout the world, bring them back, stud
that connection. so the whole idea you bring up, stephen, that you believe that -- to connect the taxes they are paying with what they are getting in some respects, i agree with you and that is one of the challenges. on the first point, i take exception to you saying that my request for raising the cap on social security is a knee-jerk reaction. knee-jerk reaction is a description of somebody just sort of making a decision without thinking about it. i have put a lot of thought on the issue. you and i may disagree on the best solution but i put a lot of thought into it and i think it is the best solution. it may be a solution i am not successful at achieving in terms of a final deal. but if you want to look at the long-term solvency of social security, it is a great way to address it. >> -- host: just a few thoughts, first from our facebook page from a viewer. guest: on the first point about dreams versus reality, i think that what happened last night on capitol hill, the house republican conference will, in fact, help folks realize that it is going to take a bipartisan bill. you can't r
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